Yarrow vs Tansy - What's the difference?

yarrow | tansy |

As a noun yarrow

is any of several pungent eurasian and north american herbs, of the genus achillea , used in traditional herbal medicine or yarrow can be (uk) the green woodpecker, picus viridis .

As a proper noun tansy is




(wikipedia yarrow)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .


  • any of several pungent Eurasian and North American herbs, of the genus Achillea , used in traditional herbal medicine
  • Synonyms
    * milfoil
    * Alps yarrow, * Chinese yarrow, * common yarrow, Achillea millefolium * Egyptian yarrow, * fernleaf yarrow, * Ligurian yarrow, * noble yarrow, * Siberian yarrow,

    Etymology 2

    (Picus viridis) (Picus viridis)


    (en noun)
  • (UK) The green woodpecker, Picus viridis .
  • Anagrams




    (wikipedia tansy)


  • A herbaceous plant with yellow flowers, of the genus Tanacetum , especially .
  • * 1913 , DH Lawrence, Sons and Lovers , Penguin 2006, p. 365:
  • The sunny afternoon was there, like another land. By the path grew tansy and little trees.
  • (uncountable, obsolete) A dish common in the seventeenth century, made of eggs, sugar, rose water, cream, and the juice of herbs (including tansy), baked with butter in a shallow dish.
  • (Pepys)

    Derived terms

    * double tansy * tansy mustard

    See also

    * pennyroyal * savin


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